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Can pregnancy be a cause of itchy pubic area ?

im 29weeks pregnant , i have an itchy pubic bone area. where my hair grows. i normally shave but bump has limited my view so iv not shaven in a while. cud this be causing the itching? iv also noticed its gotten fatter, maybe its skin stretching?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Thanks for your query.

It's not uncommon to feel itchy, particularly around your growing belly and breasts as your skin stretches to accommodate them. Hormonal changes may also be partly to blame. It usually disappears right after delivery.

But you should remember severe itchiness in the second or, more commonly, the third trimester can be a sign of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).
So better to visit your obstetrician first and if he/she suspects, you should do a liver function test with special mention on bile salt and acid and also frequent Ultrasound monitoring of the fetus to see his well being.
Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Hi Anonymous,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,
Itching during pregnancy commonly due to some infection either bacterial or fungus,not due to not shaving the area..Fungus infection is more common in this area during pregnancy. So nothing much to worry consult gynec & start treatment with local as well as oral anti fungal medication.Disclaimer
wish you early recovery & healthy pregnancy outcome.
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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